2016 Canalicchio Di Sopra Rosso di Montalcino
The Pacenti family has a long history of farming, but it was not until the sixties decided to buy some land for vines and begin to make Brunello di Montalcino. Located in the northern part of Montalcino, they were able to combine cooler weather and superior farming skills to their fruit production. The winemaking skills came along with the help of their many friends.
Winemaker Notes - The calling card of a Great Vintage
For Italy and for Montalcino, 2016 epitomizes one of those vintages that everyone can agree upon: a generous vintage in which the favourable growing season produced quantity and quality at very high levels giving the grapes those necessary characteristics to make great wines.
As happens in great vintages, we have decided to produce our Rosso di Montalcino only from our youngest vineyards leaving the grapes in vineyards that are over ten years old to age further in oak barrels for Brunello di Montalcino.
Wines that are more ready come from the youngest vineyards, and they need a shorter ageing period, but, at the same time, they are able to bring all the special qualities of the vintage into the bottle.
“Canalicchio di Sopra” Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2016 offers a preview of the extraordinary qualities of this vintage: a vintage with a great finish, elegance, and character that expresses itself in freshness, elegance, and depth, capable of giving that pleasant sensation of ageing potential even in such a wine as Rosso di Montalcino.
Remaining loyal to our concept that the Rosso di Montalcino embodies the calling card of our winery, we wanted to create a more immediate and versatile anticipation of our Sangiovese 2016 without altering its main qualities.
"This is a terrific new release from Canalicchio di Sopra that arrived just as we were going to print. The 2016 Rosso di Montalcino opens to an extraordinary nose that is tart and sweet, fruity and spicy all at once. The wine is so full and generous, it almost comes out of left field. I guarantee that you would not recognize it as a Rosso in a blind tasting. The mouthfeel is tight, compact and slightly sour or bitter, but the energy generated from all the volume on the bouquet is enough to win your heart and mind. This is one of the best Rossos I have ever tried. It's a super deal (some 22,300 were made) so grab a bottle before it disappears."
- 93 points, Monica Larner
Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino
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